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Posted Monday May 20, 2013, About: Oswalt knocking on the door
Actually, he is on the cusp of a big milestone... he has 99 carer hits so maybe with a bit of interleague play.... :)
Posted Monday May 20, 2013, About: Oswalt knocking on the door
I don't think he's in that top-shelf class. He only played 12 years and has ~163 career wins. Even guys like Andy Pettite, who has a much more significant career than Oswalt, are by no means a lock.
Posted Tuesday January 29, 2013, About: Mets pay secret visit to Bourn
HAHAHA, classic....Boras certainly acts like Dean Wormer sometimes

Well, not sure the Dean has a net worth similar to what is attributed to Boras... $175M, which is only going to grow as more and more FA's seek him out as their agent
Posted Monday January 28, 2013, About: Boston chasing Baltimore in packing the 'pen
Insofar as being a life-long Orioles fan, it certainly feels good to read an article which describes a team emulating the O's in a good way... it's like the permafrost is melting a bit :)
Posted Friday January 18, 2013, About: Less hip damage than expected for A-Rod
Dr. Vinnie Boombah?

That's Dr. Boombah to you :)
Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013, About: Marlins salary shedding still irks Stanton
Don't worry, Giancarlo. You are arbitration eligible next year which means you will be wearing a different uniform before the 2014 season.

Do you mean because the Marlins will trade him after he is granted some big salary by the arbitration process? The arbitration process deals with his salary obligations by his current team. They own his rights.
Posted Sunday January 13, 2013, About: This winter's most sought-after MLB player is...
I would offer that Giancarlo Stanton is more sought-after.... which is a different statement than saying that the Marlins would actually agree to move him
Posted Friday January 11, 2013, About: Steinbrenner on the offseason: 'We're not done yet'
I think I got a free tshirt before he passed out.I liked that band a lot, saw them a few times and they turned me on to Richard Thompson by playing a cover of "Streets of Paradise".

Richard is truly one of the most amazing but unsung artists of all time. I have all his Fairport stuff, his collaborations with his ex, and of course every solo release. Did you know that when they toured together, Linda Thompson was so angry at him that she would kick him in the ankles every time he tried to take a guitar solo? Legendary crazy stuff.
Posted Friday January 11, 2013, About: Steinbrenner on the offseason: 'We're not done yet'
You should probably look up a definition of "ironic" since you don't seem to understand the word.

Well, actually I do. It is quite interesting that the Yankees traded away their best catching prospect one year ago and now it is their weakest position. Sometimes the context and shading of irony is colored by the writer's perspective.
Posted Friday January 11, 2013, About: Steinbrenner on the offseason: 'We're not done yet'
Isn't it ironic that almost exactly one year ago, the Yankees traded away hot prospect Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda, who almost immediately was found to be injured and missed all of 2012.... while Montero put up some nice numbers for Seattle
Posted Friday January 11, 2013, About: Steinbrenner on the offseason: 'We're not done yet'
of course they're not done.... they have very slim pickings for catcher at this moment...
Posted Friday January 04, 2013, About: At least three teams chasing Upton
Sort of like the current NY Mets outfield situation?
Posted Friday January 04, 2013, About: A-Rod's surgery remains on hold
I suppose that wishing he'd retire is something to engage in but I'm just guessing he wouldn't voluntarily give up $100M+ ..... would you?
Posted Friday January 04, 2013, About: A-Rod's surgery remains on hold
Also, Joe D essentially had no permanent residence for many years before he became infirm. He had a circuit of friends/acquaintances who he would visit and stay with on a yearly rotation. Sure sounds like a sad exisitence in many ways.
Posted Thursday January 03, 2013, About: Red Sox scouting Vazquez in Puerto Rico
Correct but I think it shows some good out-of-the-box thinking on the part of the Sox. It costs very little to work a guy out and check if he has anything left in the tank. I believe that if you can get 85% performance for 10% of the cost of a high-priced free agent then you should go for it. Look how much value the Yankees got out of Raul Ibanez. He only cost them $1.1M; I know it doesn't always work out that well but it's worth a look.
Posted Tuesday January 01, 2013, About: Boston worked out Bobby Abreu ... at first base
well, if you think of this in strictly financial terms, suppose you can get a guy to do the job for 10% of the salary of a high-priced free agent and that guy could give you 85-90% of the production that the FA would give you it has to something to consider...
Posted Monday November 26, 2012, About: Selig might nix a Stanton trade
Correct. You also have to factor in the ego thing that inspires these people to buy sports franchises. Lots of guys can say they own a big yacht but not many individuals own major league sports teams.

Even in situations where a team might on paper lose some money each year, the value of the franchises typically grows at a fast rate.
Posted Monday November 19, 2012, About: Mets would want 'monster' return in Dickey deal
But he's not on the open market.
Posted Thursday November 08, 2012, About: LaRoche about to enter bidding war
The Nationals are an exciting young club that could make it to the WS several times in the next 6-7 years so maybe he'd want to stay on board for that. When you can make $XM over say 5 years by staying put, would it really matter if you make $XM + $10M somewhere else? See Pujols, Albert....
Posted Thursday November 08, 2012, About: Mauer a perfect fit for Rangers
...and one with little power at that :(
Posted Friday October 26, 2012, About: Rivera wavering on retirement
Actually, if any player in the majors is in the catbird seat and in a better bargaining position than Soriano, I'd like to know who that is. He has a PLAYER option for this year and can opt out if he wants to. If Rivera retires, the Yanks all of a sudden have about $15M freed up, need a closer, and the guy is coming off a pretty monster year. If they pony up big money for multiple years, he gets to play with one of the favorites for the AL East crown again. If they don't pursue him aggressively, he'll get big money somewhere else. Amazing set of circumstances....

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